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African Violet

SCENTIFIC NAME: Saintpaulia

CLIMATE (LOCATION): East Africa | Tropical

DESCRIPTION: These plants have flowers in a wide range of colors. They are small, which makes them perfect if you don't have a lot of space.

African Violet Care

Watering
Water your plant when the top 1in (2-3cm) of potting mix has dried out. Water it for about 30 minutes by putting water in the pot and then letting it drain out. This avoids wetting the leaves. Feed your plant once a month during spring, summer, and fall.
Lighting
You should place your African Violet in bright light, but indirect sunlight. If you don't, the leaves will get scorched.
Humidity
You can help your African violet stay healthy by standing it in a tray of water with some pebbles. This will give the plant some humidity. Make sure to cut off any spent flowers, and don't repot the plant too often.
Temperature
You need to provide warmth (60-73 degrees fahrenheit/ 16-23 degrees celsius) and high humidity. A bathroom or kitchen windowsill is ideal, as long as it isn't too cold.
Toxicity
African Violets are non-toxic to pets and are safe for everyone in the family.
Propagation
Propagating an African Violet is simple! Remove and trim a fresh leaf, preferably a mature leaf. Cut the leaf stem down to about ½” in length. Fill a small pot with a light and porous soil mixture. Make a narrow hole the mix and push the leaf stem into this hole until the soil meets the bottom of the leaf blade. Place it under bright, indirect light and in 12-week plantlets should begin to develop. Waiting 4-5 months from initial planting of the leaf is preferred to allow additional plantlets to grow. The final step is to separate plantlets from the leaf cutting, transferring them into a small pot with your regular potting soil. All done!
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Hanging Heights

African Violet Lighting Requirements: High Light (Bright Indirect Light)

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